Life During the New Deal

By: Kendra Bender & Cendy Mejia

Roles that Women Played...

- Eleanor Roosevelt helped women and was important during her husbands presidency

- Frances Perkins was the first women to head an executive department

- Many women became leaders in government agencies during The New Deal

Roles of African Americans

- William Hastie became the first black federal judge in US history.

- The Black Cabinet acted as unofficial advisers to the president.

- Roosevelt stated that he was at the mercy of southern Democrats in Congress.

Artists during this time

- James Agee was a writer

- Walker Evans was a photographer

- Dorothea Lange was another celebrated chronicler of the Great Depression

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Popularity of movies during the era

- The Grapes of Wrath

- I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

- Make Way for Tomorrow

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importance of the radio in American life and one example of a popular radio show

- radio helped broaden the appeal jazz

- joyous or soulful, the unrestrained moods of jazz were medicine for the times

-pure physical pleasure

sports during this era

- Babe Ruth became a huge star in the 1920s.

- Joe DiMaggio "the great"

- Joe Louis heavyweight fighter

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